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3rd Gen HID vs LED vs Halogen H11 projector headlights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by crashnburn80, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    darkfader

    darkfader Will this fit without rubbing?

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    Maybe I missed the info, but is there a matching fog bulb in color temp and performance to the hella H9’s?

    I’m sold on the Hellas for both lows and highs and want the fogs to look identical. Thanks
     
  2. Feb 27, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    Has anyone tried the Hella H9s in the fogs. Curious. Would match my others well.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    Wouldn’t you just need two more adapters?
     
  4. Feb 27, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    Yep. Or modded bulbs.
     
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  5. Feb 27, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    I meant to quote the other guy above haha. Whooooops.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    I asked, would need the subaru fogs because the H9 doesn't have the glare guard nor do the toyota housings but the subarus do.
     
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  7. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    The Hellas have no glare cap, so I'd imagine it'd be blinding in the fogs... But I'm also curious.
     
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  8. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    Wouldn’t the 65w hella be way too hot to run in the fog housing? Or am I way off track?
     
  9. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    Based on my testing, the Hella Osram Hypers are 3267k. The closest bulb I've found is the Volsa H11 +120s at 3277 which is nearly an exact match.

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    You can purchase the Volsas here:
    https://store.candlepower.com/voh111sbrli.html

    Definitely do not want to do that in the stock fogs, the H9s do not have a glare cap and will cause horrible glare basically eliminating their cut offs and defeating their purpose as a fog light and blinding everyone ahead of you.

    ^This is the correct solution if you want to run the Hella H9s in the fogs.

    You need to switch to the Subaru fogs, Subaru part numbers: 84501AL02B and 84501AL03B

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    While running a far brighter H9, these produce less glare than stock. The pattern is much more forward facing though than the TRD wide angle fog units. You can see more info starting in post #392 here.
     
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  10. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    @crashnburn80 , I’d just like to say thanks for so much quality information. You are in a league of your own. :bowdown::cheers:
     
  11. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    He is for sure the Gina Davis of lighting
     
  12. Feb 27, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Would I gain anything putting the VOSLA H11's into the low beams, I ordered the Hella H9's for the High beams
     
  13. Feb 27, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    Okay, here's my stupid question for the week. I try to limit it to just one. o_O

    Although there are two separate bulbs for the low beam and high beam, they can use the same bulb; i.e. a Hella H9?
     
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    From the factory, the low beams use H11 bulbs, and the high beams use H9.

    The H9 bulb can be modified to fit in the low beam spot. As an alternative to to modifying the bulb, there appear to be wire harnesses that have H11 on one end and H9 on the other, so you don't have to modify the bulb.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2019 at 10:47 AM
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    Yes, they gain you about a 25% increase in output over stock. A modest improvement but not nearly as good as the GE +130s or using the Hella H9s in the lows.

    Yes, they both can use an H9. Using the Hella H9s in the lows is covered in the 2nd post of the thread. You need to trim the internal tab on the bulb with a knife or make a small adapter harness to plug the H9 into the H11 socket.
     
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  16. Feb 27, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Thanks guys! I didn't realize the highs were H9s.

    Like I said the other day, I've read through the thread twice, but simply cannot absorb all of the information. I understood the ability to trim the H9 tab to fit the H11 harness. I just didn't think about the highs.

    Again, thanks for all the information!
     
  17. Feb 27, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    darkfader Will this fit without rubbing?

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    Hella H9’s x4 ordered and Vosla H11’s ordered. I already have the harness extensions so everything fits. Now we wait.
     
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    The GE +130 H11 bulbs came in today. :D
     
  19. Feb 28, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    Make sure you aim them because they are significantly brighter than OEMs. You can check a video on YouTube on how to aim. I taped the wall in my garage (and it doubles down for a guide on how close I am to the wall based on where the beam hits in relation to the tape!).
     
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